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quote exists within the n sarks. so far, nbc news learned from multiple sources that snowden did indeed send at least one e-mail to the general counsel's office raising policy and legal questions. we have filed a request under the freedom of information act to look for any other records. and when we continue here
quote 't regulate the operations of a free press whether it is nbc or some blogger in their living room. there is so much that needs to be defended here in russia, but i am limited by my inability to speak russian and so on that it's an isolating and frustrating thing.
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May 8, 2014 5:30pm PDT
quote their favorite nfl team than the rest of us are. this is the nfl draft, and tonight nbc's willie geist has a look at how this came to be such a monumental event. >> reporter: at the core, the nfl draft is a simple exercise. >> the st. louis rams select sam bradford. >> reporter: 30 teams gather to submit choices across a crop of college prospects, but what fun is that? there are no tackles or touchdowns, but the draft become a football spectacle second only to the super bowl.
quote spolicies, are good or bad? >> legal sources tell nbc news
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May 12, 2014 5:30pm PDT
quote , a digital magazine whose parent company has a collaboration agreement with nbc news. >> several of the top, say, 5 or 10 are stories that are left to be told. one s that will really shock th world. >> reporter: green wald spoke with snowden 24 hours ago, but
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May 30, 2014 5:30pm PDT
quote to comment today snowden responded to nbc news saying the nsa's new discovery of written contact between me and its lawyers after more than a year of denying any such contact existed raises serious concerns. calling the nsa release incomplete, snowden added, the fact is that i did raise such concerns both verbally and in writing and on multiple continuing occasions. as i've always said and as nsa has always denied. still the white house is challenging snowden's credibility. >> he was not trained as a spy. we have no idea where that assertion comes from. and has edward snowden done damage? he's done immense damage. >> reporter: and john kerry's
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May 4, 2014 5:30pm PDT
roots all the way to the finish line of the kentucky derby. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news with le lester holt." >>> good evening. circusgoers in providence, rhode island, today looked on in horror as eight performers came crashing to the ground after the equipment that suspended them above the arena failed. amazingly, all the women and a dancer who was beneath the falling performers survived, but they were injured and rushed to hospitals. it happened during a matinee performance of the ringling brothers and barnum & bailey circus during what was billed as a larger than life act. and like so many moments of the modern era, cell phone video cameras were rolling. nbc's ron mott is in providence for us tonight with more. ron, good evening. >> reporter: hey, lester, good evening to you. this all happened during the 11:00 show this morning with thousands of kids and their parents looking on. in fact, some of the folks in the audience thought this was part of the show but were later horrified to learn it was not an act but a ter
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May 21, 2014 5:30pm PDT
obama promises swift action amid this growing scandal at the va. and tonight, our nbc news investigation uncovering serious problems at another va facility. >>> rescue mission. late word tonight of u.s. troops on the move joining the hunt to find hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapd by terrorists. >>> security breach. another major cyber attack on another american company. more than 100 million customers at risk being warned to take action. >>> and fair warning. news tonight about some of the biggest frustrations for fliers and new rules announced for everyone who buys airline tickets online. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is nbc "nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. i'm lester holt sitting in for brian who remains on assignment one more night. he hasn't spoken publicly about it in over three weeks, but today amid a highly charged political environment, president obama responded with outrage to the growing scandal at va hospitals, calling allegations of misconduct that left seriously ill veterans waiting for care dishonorable
quote no individuals or specific harms could be caused by any of that reporting. >> that includes nbc news which has reported on its own batch of snowden documents and has a reporting relationship with glenn greenwald. >> when it comes to specific stories about the specific collection programs, about specific targets, these aren't decided by me. these are decided by newspapers. >> you see the part of this and for a lay audience looking on,
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May 16, 2014 5:30pm PDT
a lot of young lives. "nightly news" begins now. >> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. in the state of california where the fires are given names, it's the blaze they call the cocoas fire that is tonight chewing up the most territory and getting the most attention among the five major fires burning tonight. over 10,000 californians have been evacuated from where they live. the air war continues and so many homes have been destroyed in the past 48 hours or so. two teenagers were arrested late today for starting fires that were later put out. as tonight, the land and air forces in this fight in san diego county are looking for any edge against the encroaching blaze. we begin our coverage tonight with nbc's miguel almaguer in san marcos, california. miguel, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. the damage in this burn zone, the cocoas fire will top $15 million. late tonight, we have breaking news from our nbc affiliate, this video is just into us. it shows the harmony growth spiritual retreat wher
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May 17, 2014 5:30pm PDT
a landmark civil rights ruling, the disturbing trend in america's public schools. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >> good evening. that epic battle going on to beat back rampaging wildfires threatening neighborhoods near san diego has taken a turn. a change in weather gave them a window to gain the upper hand and fuel the hopes of evacuees anxious to return to homes. the fires this week have destroyed around 27,000 acres, and claimed more than two dozen homes and residences. fire crews, some standing toe to toe with the wind whipped flames have managed to save countless others but looks like their fight is far from over. joe fryer is in the fire zone tonight joining us from a burned out section of san marcos, california, joe? >> reporter: good evening, lester. crews are making progress on all fires today thanks to cooler temperatures and calmer winds. here in san marcos, the destructive cocoas fire is 70% contained but the fire season is just getting started. at it's peak, the unpredictable cocoas fire threatened thousands of
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May 18, 2014 5:30pm PDT
of the first half of the forecast. cool turning warmer by next weekend. >> nbc "nightly news" is next. >> see you at 6:00. >>> on this sunday night -- deadly virus. for the first time mers spreads from one person to another in the u.s. dr. nancy snyderman tonight with what you need to know. >>> stranded. the growing catastrophe is the worst flooding in a century, triggers landslides, kills dozens, and forces tens of thousands from their homes. >>> texts to 911. in case of an emergency, the new way to alert you're in trouble. tonight who can use it and how it works. >>> and play of the night. but it turns out there was more than the eye could see when a boy at the game did such a seemingly nice thing. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news with lester holt." >>> good evening. the level of concern here in the united states over the deadly mers virus has been raised a notch with word late yesterday that the disease has for the first time in this country been passed from one person to another. there have been hundreds of confirmed ca
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May 28, 2014 5:30pm PDT
, our nbc news exclusive, edward snowden living in exile in russia and in our interview, he says he would like to come home. tonight, what the government has to say about that. >>> the scandal at the va, a damning new report on just how long american veterans were forced to wait for care, more than 100 days to see a doctor. >>> use of force, president obama lays out his vision for the future of american foreign policy and where the next big threats are. >>> and maya angelou, tonight, remembering an american icon, those words and the power to change peoples lives and the wider world. "nightly news" begins now. ' li wider world. "nightly news" begins now. >> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. already today members of the obama administration have launched a frontal attack on edward snowden based so far on just portions of the interview we've released prior to tonight's hour-long broadcast in primetime. snowden is accused of espionage for stealing secrets from the government, many of which revealed the extent
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May 6, 2014 5:30pm PDT
to escape. it's where we begin again tonight with nbc's ann curry. >> reporter: a first glimpse at one of the school girls who escaped. her face obscured to hide her identity describing the night she and her classmates were kidnapped. we were sleeping at night. suddenly there were some soldiers who came in and asked us all to get ready because we would be attacked by boko haram that night. we were happy to be in safe hands. but they weren't safe. the soldiers who took them turned out to be the very militants they thought they were fleeing. the same militants who terrorized nigeria for years killing thousands. today secretary of state kerry called nigeria's president to offer help finding the girls. and as president obama told al roker today, nigeria said yes. >> so what we've done is we have offered and it's been accepted, help from our military and law enforcement officials. we're going to do everything we can to provide assistance to them. >> reporter: military, investigative, and intelligence assistance. and expertise in hostage negotiations. international response to the kidnapping
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May 17, 2014 5:00pm PDT
ties closing in on the triple crown. >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >> good evening everyone i'm terry mcsweeney. >> and i'm diane dwyer. we begin with another bay area politician facing legal problems. in this case it is not new for him. george shirakawa was a santa clara supervisor. he pleaded guilty to 12 charges last year. this week he was let out of jail only to be facing more charges. >> reporter: george shirakawa is already on probation on one case while the other is pending. the other president of the county board of supervisors was released from jail after serving seven months and one day of a one year term of perjury. a jury indicted shirakawa last october on a felony charge of false impersonation. he has pleaded not guilty to charges he imperson ated someone in a mailer meant to discredit a political rival. nbc bay area legal analyst says shirakawa's felony conviction could effect the outcome of this on going case. >> what makes this case especially challenging for george shirakawa is he is coming into it as a convicted felon. because of that if he takes the stand in
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May 19, 2014 5:30pm PDT
the workplace offers graduates a lesson in resilience. "nightly news" begins now. >> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. the federal government today opened a new front in a war that's been going on for sometime, but for the first time ever, the united states is filing criminal charges against the chinese. specifically, five members of the chinese military for electronic spying, hacking into the computers of some of the largest american companies and flat out stealing trade secrets. the first time the u.s. has done this, filed economic espionage charges against officials of a foreign government. it's where we begin tonight with pete williams. >> reporter: the top federal prosecutor in pittsburgh says chinese hacking into u.s. steals computers played a role in the company's decision to cut 140 jobs after the chinese flooded the market with cheaper steel pipe. >> cyber theft impacts real people in real and painful ways, but the life blood of any organization is the people that work, sweat and strive for it. >> repo
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May 23, 2014 5:30pm PDT
return. "nightly news" begins now. >> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. he is a man at the center of so much of the news we cover of late and just today we heard vladimir putin, the president of russia speak in a way we never heard before. this was at an economic forum in st. petersburg in russia, and while mostly the subject was ukraiew ukraine and the recent actions there, putin took a chance to take a big swing at washington, the u.s., and president obama. our chief foreign correspondent richard engel is in moscow tonight and starts us from there. richard, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. in some comments putin said he would deal with whoever wins presidential elections in ukraine this weekend, but his tone changed when he talked about washington and he said president obama effectively is to blame for the entire crisis in ukraine. violence in ukraine, ahead of this weekend's presidential election. at least 40 killed in the past 48 hours as government troops fight pro russian separatists. befor
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May 2, 2014 5:30pm PDT
. the spectacular show causing so much excitement in california. "night lie news" begins now. >> from nbc world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. i'm lester holt. sitting in tonight for brian. as president obama dangled the threat of tough o'er action against russia, the crisis in ukraine took a dangerous and deadly new turn today on the ground and in the air. as ukrainian forces in the east launch a major counter offensive against pro russian insurgents who then shot down two ukrainian helicopters. but the conflict has spread to southern ukraine. a country increasingly divided against itself, coming closer to the brink. we get more from our british partner itn. >> the term civil war should not be used lightly, but tonight, ukraine appears to be perilously close. >> the southern port city of odes odessa, a city split between those loyal to russia and those to ukraine. the two sides fought in the city center and the result was a bloodbath. more than 30 known to have died, and it is likely to have been more. unlike the east of ukraine, pro
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May 7, 2014 5:30pm PDT
" begins now. >> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. they have all volunteered for duty and served their nation with distinction. they have sacrificed and asked their families to do the same domestically and overseas and when they come home to the thanks of a grateful nation, they have every right to expect that that grateful nation will take care of them, but as we learn more about an unfolding health care scandal in the veterans administration, it's now clear that's not happening in all cases and some of our vets have been ig noerd, neglected, under treated and mistreated with sometimes fatal consequences. a former four-star general decorated combat veteran himself is trying to fix this and hang on to his job. today he sat down with our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski who starts us off tonight. >> reporter: for the troubled department of veterans affairs, it's a shocking scandal. as many as 40 veterans reportedly died while waiting for medical care at the va hospital in phoenix. >> i am angry. >> re
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May 27, 2014 5:30pm PDT
. >> good stuff. >>> on our broadcast tonight, our nbc news exclusive the "first look" at our conversation with edward snowden in moscow, the american fugitive, the most wanted man in the world, talks about the job he actually did for so many years. >>> exit strategy. for the first time, president obama lays out the plan to end america's longest war. tonight, how and when u.s. troops will finally leave afghanistan. >>> red flags from the gunman who carried out the massacre in california. as new details emerge about his troubled history, the question becomes what could have been done to stop him? >>> and food fight. michele obama, as we rarely heard her before, returning to her campaign by accusing republicans in congress of playing politics with children's health. "nightly news" begins now. >> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. in a little over 24 hours we'll hear from edward snowden, the 30-year-old american who is responsible for the most staggering theft of american intelligence secrets in the modern era. he is
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May 5, 2014 5:30pm PDT
" begins now. >> from nbc news world headquarters, this is "nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. if they had been taken from a school in this country, it would trigger nonstop, around-the-clock news coverage. but as we first reported here last week, this drama is taking place in nigeria. hundreds of school girls were taken on april 15th in a remote village, taken by terrorists who have since admitted to it on video, bragged about it, and taunted the girls' families and loved ones. the terrorist group in question is against western-style education and is responsible for the deaths of thousands of nigerians in recent years. and in nigeria and around the world, there were protests today. the story of this mass abduction has now spread with a big assist from social media focusing a lot of attention on the effort to find them and get them back. it's where we begin tonight with nbc's ann curry. >> reporter: the leader of the militant islamic group boko haram bragging that he was behind the kidnappings. i abducted your girls, he said. i will sell them in the market by allah. i
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May 6, 2014 4:00am PDT
hospitalized this morning. four in good condition, four in serious condition. nbc's ron mott has more. >> reporter: it hails as a human chandelier, eight female aerials hanging by their hair, but it turns frightening in a flash. their fall cushioned only by a thin rubber mat leaving them and a male performer below with multiple broken bones and in one case, internal bleeding. >> they're in shock. they didn't expect their equipment to fail. >> reporter: officials are focusing on the attachment point where the rigging was connected to a kibbcable to the arena's rafters. a single carabiner clip, a steel hook designed to hold 10,000 pounds broke. sending the performers plunging about 35 feet. >> when you get into those kinds of heights with people, it is dangerous. dangerous occupation. >> reporter: authorities say the hair hanging apparatus weighed about 1500 pounds, fully loaded, well within safety limits. the nine performers are mostly foreign nationals, viktoria medeiros who design the rigging with her husband was also hurt. the show's producer says the hair hanging feat is new this y
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May 9, 2014 5:30pm PDT
thefts, why isn't it available everywhere? "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. the health care scandal surrounding the department of veterans affairs has widened. the investigation that started with one va hospital in phoenix has intensified. it's spreading out from there including east to washington. veterans' families are mobilized because of the charges returning vets have been ignored, mistreated and have died because of this. and a new whistleblower emerged tonight telling nbc news that an alleged effort to cook the books at another va facility. we begin in phoenix and today's visit from a decorated veteran who happens to be an arizona senator, john mccain. kel kelly o'donnell covering in phoenix for us tonight. kelly, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. whistleblowers have come forward to spoke to nbc news. newly surfaced documents are shedding light what practices were like concerning patient appointments and here in arizona a town hall meeting brought
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May 28, 2014 5:00pm PDT
to bring your own candles. terry mcsweeney, nbc news. >>> one of the students, george chen, was killed and there's going to be a candlelight vigil. it will be in the main quad of the school from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. candles will be available there but you can also bring your own. we'll have complete coverage of the shooting on our website. any time we're not on the air, visit our website at nbcbayarea.com for the latest. >> well, she made an impact across the world and across the bay area. she was a literary giant, a civil rights activist and a transportation pioneer. maya angelou did it all. she passed away this morning at her home in north carolina at the age of 86. tonight, her death is touching people around the country. >> president obama is saluting maya angelou as one of our brightest lights. she awarded her the nation's highest civilian honor. jodi hernandez is live tonight in san francisco where angelou lived. >> reporter: she very much considered san francisco her home. and she considered glide here her home church and even brought oprah winfrey here one easter morning. they are
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May 2, 2014 4:00am PDT
he would be shot by the responding police. >> nbc's pete williams reporting. police have not revealed any motive for that plot. >>> now to a malaysian official who is saying today that the search for flight 370 could take another year. but the missing plane will be found sooner or later. next steps will be decided at meetings next week. this is based on the malaysian government's new preliminary report released thursday. tom costello has more on that. >>> malaysia 370, thank you. >> for the first time we're hearing the voice from a cockpit as flight 370 communicated with malaysian controllers. >> reporter: family members have also heard the recordings. we don't know if it is the captain or the first officer, but all of the conversations appear routine. the last transmission of 119 a.m. is believed to be from captain shah. >> malaysian 370. >> malaysian 370. >> malaysian 370, contact ho chi minh 120.99, good night. >> good night. >> at 1:21 a.m., the plane disappeared from radar. but not until 1:38 a.m. did vietnamese controllers tell malaysia the plane was missing. then another four h
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May 3, 2014 6:00pm PDT
operating system, only from xfinity. >>> announcer: nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening, everyone, i'm ter terry. diane is off for the evening. lanes were shut down more than four hours after a drive by shooting. it happened at 1:00 on i-580. mark matthews is live on the scene. what is happening right now. >> reporter: terry we are looking down on the lanes that are moving again. they were closed down most of the afternoon. chp say this is is what happened. at 12:40 this afternoon, a blue suv, ford, was moving into the fast lane on 580 eastbound, just before regatta boulevard. the chp officers heard it crashed. they were headed to the crash hen they started getting phone calls saying somebody else was shooting at the vehicle when it sped down the freeway. when officers got there, it was flipped over and the man inside was dead. they found bullet holes in the car. they shut down all lanes to collect evidence. traffic backed up to the richmond bridge. tonight, richmond police are asking for help. >> at this point, it's still a preliminary investigation. we don't have a mot
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May 8, 2014 5:30pm PDT
" begins now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. just 24 hours ago we heard from the secretary of foreign affairs, eric shinseki there are calls for him to resign. he's trying to hang on and keep his job while the va has a very big problem. charges of a shameful record of medical care for some of our returning vets including neglect and mistreatment and in some cases veterans have died as a result. the families want answers, so do investigators. today subpoenas were issued for e-mails and correspondence surrounding the phoenix va hospital. there is an audit underway and shinseki will testify before congress next week. it's where we begin tonight with our correspondent jim mickly chef ski. >> reporter: she lost her father in law thomas breen to cancer last november and blames his death on the va hospital in phoenix. >> i'm sorry i'm shaking, but they were quick to dismiss my pop, right? >> reporter: she says when he went to the hospital for urgent care, the staff refused to treat him and told h
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May 13, 2014 5:30pm PDT
. "nightly news" begins now. >> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is nbc "nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening the mers virus arrived seemingly out of nowhere. we actually foe it started in the middle east and is potentially fatal. while public health officials have been downplaying the threat after two confirmed cases here in the u.s., just today, the federal government stems up its efforts to keep it out of this country. today a health advisory went up at all major u.s. airports alerting travelers to the middle east and trying to prevent its spread. health care workers in orlando are being tested after they came in contact with a patient. tonight, this virus is being taken very seriously. it's where we begin our reporting tonight with our chief medical editor dr. nancy snyderman. >> reporter: the white house today responding to concerns about the deadly virus now showing up in the united states. >> and the president has been briefed on this development. the cdc is taking the current situation very seriously and is work income close coordination with loca
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May 17, 2014 6:00pm PDT
legal drama following a former supervisor from the south bay. >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening. i'm diane dwyer. >> and i'm terry mcsweeney. only in san francisco may be the best way to describe tomorrow's bay to breakers race. the city is getting prepared for anything and runners better be prepared for changes along the route. it starts at the bay and finishes at breakers. monty francis live with the details. >> reporter: runners will not be allowed to stop here at alamo square. you can see there are fences surrounding most of the park to keep runners out. that is because the iconic park has been a place for runners to stop. in past years neighbors complained about public intoxication, trash and people urinating. many people view it more like a parade. those in the last category tend to drink, dress in costume and some people go nude. city officials banned alcohol from the race a few years back. many drink before the race and while it is going on. the race has a long colorful history and started as a way of lifting spirits following the 1906 quake. earlier to
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May 22, 2014 5:30pm PDT
to renews. "nightly news" begins now. >> this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams, reporting tonight from nashville. >>> good evening from nashville and before we get underway tonight, a quick word about the past two evenings of unexplained absences with my thanks to lester holt for filling in. at the end of this broadcast, we'll show you why we are here in nashville tonight, but first, first, where we've been for the past two days. about 16 hours ago, i departed moscow, where moscow, where i traveled to interview edward snowden. he is widely referred to these days as the most wanted man in the world, the interview was months in the making and cloaked in the secrecy of his life as a fugitive living in exile overseas. our conversation went on for several hours and we're still going through it all and just starting the process of seeking comment from all those people and entities he discussed. we are going to air snowden's comments next week on the other side of the three-day memorial day weekend and in prime time on wednesday night at 10:00, 9:00 central, you'll be able to see him and
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May 23, 2014 11:00pm PDT
merci. >> announcer: next on nbc bay area. thousands of shooting stars. plus, the problem complicating things for giants fans all weekend long and they're watching you. what cops are cracking down on this holiday weekend next. >> announcer: time and temperature on nbc bay area is sponsored by ashley furniture store. save big on the mattresses and furniture during the memorial day sale. >> announcer: nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm terry mcsweeney. >> and i'm janelle wang. jessica and rogers are on. we're on a little bit late because of the giants game. a live look as you see the traffic near the ballpark as fans try to navigate around the closure. earlier today traffic was backed up for miles. the closure is on 280 southbound from sixth street to pennsylvania avenue. it will have a big impact on drivers this memorial day weekend. nbc bay area's here to tell you. >> reporter: well, janelle, giants fans are playing a bit of a guessing game tonight trying to find a 280 ramp that's open. the rush is over. this temporary highway closure is creating some problem
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May 26, 2014 5:30pm PDT
news" begins now. >> from nbc news would headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening on this memorial day. i'm cynthia mcfadden in for brian williams. >>> topping the news, the horrific massacre in santa barbara. ten minutes is all it took for a single gunman to take the lives of seven, including himself. as we learn more about those killed, a painful question, could something have been done to prevent the slaughter? mike taibbi has the latest. >> reporter: there were a number of red flags over the past year that elliot rodger was headed to trouble and might take others with him but none of the clues were clear enough to legally stop him. now an entire community is in mourning. a mother and father embraced in their doorway today in anguish and tears. >> i ask god why he don't take me instead of my son. >> reporter: their son was among the first victims of the rampage leaving the wang's to prepare for the saddest trip any parents could make and leaving a community in mourning. it was a long-planned outburst alleged killer, elliott
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May 2, 2014 6:00pm PDT
. they still don't know when or if jesse will wake up. live in san jose, damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. . >>> a major bust from the south bay and east bay and peninsula. they say nothing more than fronts for prostitution. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez has more on the sting that agents say put a huge operation out of business. zbr we have seen gentlemen after gentlemen after gentlemen going to the facility. they say the business is anything but a spot for families. >> all we had ever seen go in there is men. what does that tell? you today they raided the spa and four other massage par parlors and served search warrants across the bay area. they said the businesses were far from legit. >> they were just fronts for prostitution that was going on inside. >> investigators removed all kinds of evidence including hard drives, computers, bank records and cash. they described 18 people, described as the owners and managers of their operation. >>> we have 111 charges of which 107 with felon charges. those involved allegations of pimping and pandering. >> reporter: for those who lived by the busi
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May 3, 2014 5:30pm PDT
the dry mountains and out toward the pacific. nbc reports people are obviously in for a dangerous wildfire season. >> reporter: back from afghanistan, air squadron 462, marines are training for their next deployment. the front lines of western wildfires. the hills surrounding southern california are bone dry. three consecutive years of drought and rising temperatures are fueling fires. glen barley says his crews are facing what may be the most dangerous fire season yet. >> in 2014, we've had over 1,000 fires here in california. in a normal year we would have a little over 00 fires this time of year. >> reporter: there's been no winter break. no time off. no rest for these crews. throughout the west, bigger, faster and more expensive fires are the new normal. >> wow. >> reporter: the massive black forest fire of 2013 was the most destructive in colorado history. >> for this home, it' going to be too late. >> reporter: we were on the front lines as houses went up. ten months later, we've come back. the fire destroyed some 500 homes and claimed two lives. forever changing the landscape here.
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May 24, 2014 4:30pm PDT
and inseperable. >>> from nbc news headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news kwtsz with lester holt. >> police didn't have to wonder what caused a gunman to kill six people and injure seven others near a california college campus last night. the answer was a click away on youtube in a chilling manifesto. the victims were gunned down by a drive-by killer on the streets of isla vista near the university of california santa barbara. the spree of terror stretched for blocks and finally ended with the gunman himself dead. tonight the family confirms the shooter is elliott roger, who made a lengthy youtube posting hours before the rampage and calmly laid out his plan for what he vowed would be a day of retribution. revenge, he said, against the women who rejected him. already questions are being asked about whether authorities could have headed off this horrible tragedy. we have two reports, beginning with mike taibbi on the jean for us. mike? >> reporter: hello, lester. the family of the suspect said they warned police about the youtube video before the shootings. what did happen ten min
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May 27, 2014 11:00am PDT
in the south bay showed up to class with heavy hearts. nbc bay area's christie smith is live at fremont christian. christie, the school already has plans to honor 29-year-old wang. >> reporter: yeah, he graduated here in 2012, but administrators and some students who are now seniors remember him like he was yesterday. they describe him as friendly and outgoing, always had a kind word to say, and they say he absolutely loved basketball. the superintendent says he handled himself can grace. he goes by david and his graduation photo is now up on the website at fremont christian school with condolences for family and friends. at fremont christian, they say that word spread fast. the school is really small, but many didn't want to believe it was him. they have such fond memories. >> he was funny. he didn't speak that much english when he first came here, but he had a big heart, cared about everything and helped me out with everything. and, yeah, i mean, when i found out, i thought it wasn't true, and when i did find out, i was like, wow. >> of course, i was immediately looking for pictures,
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May 30, 2014 4:00am PDT
. >>> plus, huge reaction to the nbc news exclusive with nsa leaker edward snowden. >>> the thrill of victory on and off the ice. >>> and rescued from the brink. it's friday, may 30th. "early today" starts right now. >> good morning. i'm dara brown. two billion dollars, that's houth t how much the l.a. clippers may be be going for. she signed a bidding contract for the sale of the clippers by the sterling family trust to former microsoft ceo steve balmer. commenting on the deal, balmer said he plans to do everything in his power to ensure the clippers continue to win in los angeles. he also thanked shelly sterling for her willingness to entrust him with the franchise. the reported sale comes ahead of a tuesday nba hearing aimed at ousting donald sterling from the league because of racially insensitive remarks he made. donald sterling vowed to fight the nba to keep the team. an attorney for sterling tells nbc he's not agreed to sell the clippers at any price. shelly and donald sterling each own 50% of the team. >>> more than 100 lawmakers from both parties now want the firing or resignation of
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May 14, 2014 5:30pm PDT
. "nightly news" begins now. >> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. as we look to an emergency in the west tonight, consider these numbers, 100-degree temperatures, 3% humidity, give or take and 50-mile an hour winds. as one fire commander in carlsbad, california put it today, we've been dealt a bad hand. as viewers watched today on live television, fires have exploded around them in southern california galloping across the land, jumping across canyons faster than firefighters can run and fueled by some of the worst possible conditions. tonight entire neighborhoods and lives have been put on hold, traffic diverted and the marines landed on the beach in hoover craft to fight a fire on their own base. we begin tonight in southern california, joe fryer is in carlsbad, joe, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. a thick layer of smoke covers carlsbad and you can see they resources are stretched thin, because north of san diego, there are now seven fires burning tonight. it didn't take long for the flames to
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May 15, 2014 5:30pm PDT
today's sole beer dedication from america's new's museum. "nightly news" begins now. >> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. for the second straight night, it looks like a bombing campaign underway across southern california. conditions so hot and dry, if some fires don't get hit from the air, they won't go out and because of the winds, the intensity of the flames, we've seen one of the true freaks of nature in the san diego area. funnel clouds of pure flames from the ground skyward. the santa anna winds, which unlike our weather across the country blow from east to west can clearly be seen from space blowing the smoke from these fires out over the pacific ocean. so many homes burned, so much land scorched. it's a full on battle especially in the area around san diego. our coverage of the fires begins with joe fryer in carlsbad, california. joe, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. 22 families are without a home tonight in carlsbad including those at this house behind me. now the number one priority
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May 20, 2014 5:30pm PDT
of which were linked to more than 30 accidents and 13 deaths. we get our report tonight from nbc's tom costello in washington. >> reporter: the hurricane of recalls and bad press surrounding gm grew even bigger today. the latest recall includes 1.4 million 2009 through '14 full size crossovers with defective seat belts. a million older sedans with chip cables that can wear out. and cadillac escalades with passenger airbag defects and a handful of pickups with a fire risk. in a statement, the company says it's part of a continuing effort to quickly address emerging safety issues. it was last month that the ceo went before congress promising change. >> we recognize culture change doesn't happen in a year or two but we're well on that journey and we will, are dedicated to it and we want to have the safest vehicles on the road. >> reporter: so far this year gm issued 29 recalls involving nearly 14 million cars, an industry record. on gm's facebook page, dislike, disappointment and disgust from one gm customer. others wrote it's tuesday, must be gm recall day. and i am leaving american cars
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May 4, 2014 5:00pm PDT
at the base for the air show and open house and nbc bay area nannette miranda is on the swaen the latest. nannette? >> reporter: well, travis air force base hasn't had an air snow three years so people were really looking forward to this event. except this year it was cancelled midstream because of a plane crash. the civilian aircraft went down around 2:00 this afternoon, the travis air force base thunder over solano air show let pilots of military and civilian aircraft perform maneuvers over a crowd. the crash was unexpected and horrifyin horrifying. >> saw the performer perform inverted moves and he was flying approximately 40 to 50 feet over the runway and then his plane stair stepped down and impacted the runway in an inverted formation upside down and then after impact his airplane slid for approximately 100 to 150 yards until it dime a stop upside down. >> reporter: now, it's unclear what happened to the pilot but the latest press release just handed to us by the base calls this a tragic incident, a commander, we're told, is going to come out at 5:30 to answer our questions about t
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May 9, 2014 5:00pm PDT
store this morning and then made off with some high-priced apple products. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez is live outside the store with the big piece of evidence left behind by thieves. >> reporter: we've all heard of iphones and ipads being snatched and grabbed. but this takes things to a whole new level. you can see apple workers busily trying to repair the storefront out here on fourth street in berkeley after police say some brazen burglars pulled off a crash and grab. >> oh my gosh! >> reporter: that's the reaction of customers on seeing their apple store damaged. berkeley police say someone drove a car through apple's glass storefront early this morning. ditching the car but taking off with several iphones and computers. >> it's a pretty brazen burglary attempt. obviously, whoever did it had an interest in making some money off of the products they were selling. so -- but to do that on fourth street, to do it in the middle of the night, it's pretty dispaying. >> reporter: workers spent the day trying to repair the damage. and do their best to help customers, providing sidewalk serv
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May 25, 2014 5:30pm PDT
in the attack. we get more on them tonight from nbc's joe fryer. >> reporter: there is no textbook that teaches students how to mourn a tragedy on this scale. >> you always think, oh, that doesn't happen to me. that doesn't happen in my town. >> reporter: so as the sun began to set on uc santa barbara's darkest day, thousands found strength by marching in silence. with candles lit, they made their way to a park in the heart of isla vista, where they honored the victims including sorority sisters veronika weiss and katie cooper and 20-year-old christopher martinez. >> chris, wherever you are now, we love you, man. >> reporter: chris was a sophomore english major with dreams of attending law school. >> i talked to him about 45 minutes before he died. >> reporter: his father richard says chris was killed outside the popular iv deli mart, where a memorial grows. >> he was the most warm, loving kind-hearted kid you could ask for. >> reporter: at the vigil, chris' freshman year roommate shared a favorite memory, the time chris suggested they eat a six-pound bag of chips then spend the night watching
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May 30, 2014 5:30pm PDT
. >> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. the people who know eric shinseki, former four-star army general, wounded, heavily decorated in vietnam, one of the few generals to stand up to george w. bush. the people who know him predicted he would do the right thing out of a sense of duty. today shinseki stepped down tendering his resignation to the president who said he accepted it reluctantly. the man at the top of the v.a. has paid with his job. and in the meantime, veterans are not getting the medical treatment we promised them as a nation. and something is badly broken within the v.a. and it needs fixing fast. it is where we begin again tonight, nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. it's been a grueling week of increasing political pressure from members of his party, so the president finally acquiesced and in his words, regretfully accepted the resignation of hhis embattled v.a. secretary. in announcing his departure, the pre
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Apr 30, 2014 6:00pm PDT
. reporting live in san jose, marianne favreau, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >>> we'll show you breaking news to the southland. breaking news out of san bernardino county right now. you're looking at live pictures of a wildfire burning out of control. 1600 homes, close to 1700 have been evacuated. firefighters are battling what's really a perfect storm of bad conditions. we're talking about hurricane strength hot, dry santa ana winds whipping up flames. you can see lots of firefighters on the ground. helicopters that should be making water drops, instead are not. and it's hot out there. we're talking about almost 100 degrees. fire is burning in the san bernardino national forest. and the homes that have been evacuated are the ones in rancho cucamonga, just a little bit east of l.a. county. back to our news chopper, you can see just that wind and those flames, how dangerous it is. this fire started in a small canyon as the brush fire. about 20 acres in the beginning and now it's over 1,000 acres. just an inferno going on right now. again, evacuations and very high fire danger from those w
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May 1, 2014 4:00am PDT
from nbc's gabe gutierrez on the ground at the facility that it was nearly flooded from storms over the past two days. he spoke with the county commissioner. >> i'm shocked. i'm surprised. i'm deeply saddened. our community has had a lot of tragedy in the last 24 hours with all of the rain and all of the water and to come into the jail and find this out, we're just praying and we're hoping for the best. >> pensacola, florida, hit a new record with rain with 20 inches, the most the city has seen in one day since the year 1880, by the way. >>> it was one of the many areas across the country that we have been following that got hit hard by severe weather in recent days. rushing waters flooded many roadways forcing drivers to leave their cars stranded in some areas. in baltimore, the heavy rain caused an entire street to collapse into a sinkhole, swallowing several cars along the way. many areas are trying to recover from the rough weather this morning. jay gray has more. >> reporter: rushing floodwaters have torn apart roadways, stranded drivers and swallowed entire communities. the pa
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May 8, 2014 5:00pm PDT
issues. reporting live in san jose, marian fargo, nbc bay area news. >>> the president is just arriving in los altos where he is attending a round table discussion there. in about 90 minutes, he will ahead to the san jose fairmont and traffic do make the evening commute pretty messy. looks pretty good on 280, that's the route we speexpect him to t. the on-ramps will be closed as his motorcade travels by. so be aware the president may be traveling 280 around 6:30 tonight. so heads up on that. >>> two big money fund raisers tonight and then tomorrow, walmart. dozens of walmart employees will be on hand to meet mr. obama. he'll be speaking if he walmart in mountain view shortly before 10:00 a.m.. he'll be talking about energy efficiency. now, after that, he'll he's scheduled to leave at approximately 11:00 a.m.. stay with us for continuing coverage. we'll be live streaming his speech at walmart and his departure tomorrow morning logon to nbcbayarea.com. >>> in other news, the manhunt is on for a fire chief accused of brutally stabbing his live-in girlfriend to death. police statewide are l
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May 12, 2014 5:30pm PDT
, a senior administration official has confirmed to nbc news, the u.s. military is flying manned surveillance flights over nigeria at the request of the government there and is sharing information, including imagery from satellites and aircraft that may help in figuring out their location. we sadly also learned the abducted girls are being used as a bargaining chip in a proposed trade. stephanie gosk is in neighboring cameroon. >> reporter: the world has seen hostage videos before, but never quite like this. more than 100 schoolgirls, most of them christian, held captive. all now wearing conservative muslim dress reciting the koran. the militant islamic group boka haram kidnapped these girls and hundreds others not seen in the video almost a month ago. we asked a terrorist analyst to take a look. >> what we do know is there's at least one large group of girls, but obviously it's not all of them. that means they're somewhat scattered. and trying to do a single rescue mission probably isn't a possibility. >> also in the video, militant leader, armed with an ak-47 delivering a rambling finger-wa
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May 28, 2014 4:00am PDT
lays out his plan for america's pullout from afghanistan. ahead of his speech at west point today. nbc news exclusive, the most wanted man, edward snowden, speaks out to brian williams. >>> somber occasion, honoring the victims of the uc santa barbara killing. >> plus one heck of a tornado captured on tape. >>> google's driverless cars with no steering wheel. >>> and team usa gears up for the world cup. it is wednesday, may 28th. "early today" starts right now. >>> good morning. >> i'm dara brown. after more than a decade of fighting in afghanistan, today we should learn more about president obama's vision for an end for america's longest war. today at west point, the president will graduate graduating cadets. there he's expected to discuss plans for what he sees as a new chapter in american leadership. tracie potts has more. good morning. what can we expect to hear from the president today? >> reporter: we're expecting a middle of the road strategy where the united states keeps an eye on countries like syria and the threat there and isn't afraid to act against russia with the rest of
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May 29, 2014 5:30pm PDT
to the class of 2014. "nightly news" begins now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening. tonight the reaction is under way following the first american television interview with edward snowden, the 30-year-old american who continues to live in exile in russia, wanted for espionage, after a massive data theft and a massive leak of u.s. intelligence. snowden has now made it clear why he did what he did, but from the state, the president and others in the administration have asserted he should have gone through proper channels with his complaints about nsa practices. snowden says he did take his complaints to his superiors and says there is proof, and now the nsa has responded. our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell, with us to start things off from our d.c. newsroom this evening, andrea, good evening. >> good evening, brian. almost a year after snowden first claimed he was a whistle-blower, today the nsa made public one e-mail between snowden and an nsa lawyer last year, but there is no evide
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